plume moth

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plume moth

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1. (Animals) one of a family (Pterophoridae) of slender-bodied micro moths with narrow wings, each usually divided into two, three, or four "plumes". The type is the white Pterophorus pentadactylus
2. (Animals) many-plumed moth an unrelated species, Alucita hexadactyla
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Although the plume moth fauna of southern Africa has being extensively studied over the last few years (Gielis 2008; Kovtunovich & Ustjuzhanin 2009a, b; Ustjuzhanin & Kovtunovich 2010), no special studies of the plume moths of Lesotho have been carried out.
In southern Africa, no special studies have been undertaken on the phenology of the plume moths.
New species and records of plume moths of the genus Agdistis Hubner, 1825 (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae, Agdistinae) from southern Africa.
On the fauna of the plume moths (Lepidoptera, Pterophoridae Hubner) of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Plume moths are released onto horehound infestations as pupae and clearwing moths are released as eggs attached to toothpicks which are inserted into the plant's stems.
The first, the horehound plume moth, was imported to the KTRI quarantine facility in 1993.
For example, plume moth larvae damage the growing tips of horehound plants by feeding on the leaves.